Diary Of A 5-Year-Old: In My Day...

10/08/2010 16:21 | Updated 22 May 2015

My mummy is always telling me how everything was so different when she was a little girl. When she starts saying something that begins with "You know In my day..." it usually means I'm not going to get whatever it was I wanted. Most of the time it sounds quite bad to have been little in mum's day. She said they only had three channels on the television! Also they didn't even have mobile phones and the phones in the house had a wheel on them or something. Also there were no CD's, just something called records, and they had a video recorder but mummy says it was the size of the coffee table.

It all sounds horrible to me but she and daddy are always smiling when she talks about it.

Today though mummy told me some nice stuff about her day. She said the summers were longer and she was allowed to play out until it got dark. Mummy lived in a house near a lake and she and my uncle had a swing made out of an old car tyre which they used to swing on and then jump in the water. She said she and her brother knew a place where they could pick strawberries in the summer and in winter they were allowed to ice skate on the lake.

It made me think it would have been really good if I'd got to know mummy much earlier.

She thought that was really funny.

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